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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market to Reach 116.51 Billion by 2030; Flourishing Infrastructure and Construction Projects to Propel Market Growth: Fortune Business Insights™

January 11, 2024 | Chemicals & Materials

The global personal protective equipment (PPE) market size stood at USD 80.38 billion in 2022. The market value is poised to rise from USD 83.91 billion in 2023 to USD 116.51 billion by 2030 at a CAGR of 4.8% during 2023-2030.

Fortune Business Insights™ presents this information in its report titled “Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (Hand Protection, Eye & Face Protection {Safety Spectacles, Safety Goggles, Welding Shields, Face Shields, and Head Gear}, Hearing Protection {Ear Plugs, Cap Mounted Earmuffs, and Hearing Bands}, Protective Clothing {Chemical Defending Garment, Flame-Retardant Apparel, High Visibility Clothing}, Respiratory Protection {Air Purifying Respirators (APR) and Supplied Air Respirators}, Protective Footwear, Fall Protection {Soft Goods, Hard Goods, Full Body Harness, Rescue Kits, and Body Belts}, Head Protection, and Others), By End-use Industry (Manufacturing, Construction, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Food, Chemical, Transportation, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2023-2030”.

Essential for worker safety, PPE acts as a vital shield against hazards, playing a key role in both emergency response and recovery efforts.  The surge in the industrial head protection market can be attributed to a growing preference for eco-friendly materials. As companies adopt sustainable practices and source raw materials such as fossil fuels for safety helmets, there is a heightened demand for personal protective equipment that aligns with environmental safety standards, driving overall personal protective equipment (PPE) market growth.

Export Bans and Trade Restrictions During COVID-19 Pandemic Obstructed Market Growth

More than 20 economies implemented export bans and trade restrictions, adding to the hurdles faced by the PPE market. These measures hindered the smooth flow of personal protective equipment products across borders, limiting the availability of essential protective gear where it was needed most. The trade barriers impacted the quantity of PPE and also contributed to increased pricing, making it more challenging for healthcare organizations and consumers to procure the necessary protective equipment at reasonable costs.

Honeywell International Inc. Raised Production and Manufacturing of N95 Masks To Meet the Growing Demand for Masks

In March 2021, in response to the heightened demand for masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, Honeywell International Inc. significantly increased the production of millions of N95 masks in the U.S. The company expanded manufacturing activities at its Smithfield to meet the surge in demand for respiratory protection.

Growth in the Construction Industry to Propel Market Growth

The flourishing infrastructure and construction projects in key markets such as the U.S., China, and India create substantial opportunities for PPE market expansion. With a surge in construction activities and a notable focus on safety regulations, there is an increasing demand for personal protective equipments to mitigate risks and ensure worker well-being.

However, the market faces hindrances due to a lack of consumer awareness regarding workplace hazards, coupled with the sale of substandard and inexpensive PPE.

Key Industry Focus on Strategic Diversification and Innovation to Address Global Health Crises

Key industry players are prioritizing strategic measures such as new product launches, mergers, and partnerships to bolster their presence in the market. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, companies such as Medicom and IREMA Ireland swiftly expanded their mask production capacities, underlining the industry's adaptability and commitment to addressing global health crises.

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List of Key Players Profiled:

  • 3M (U.S.)

  • Ansell Ltd. (Australia)

  • Alpha ProTech (Canada)

  • DuPont (U.S.)

  • Avon Rubber p.l.c. (U.K.)

  • Mallcom (India) Limited (India)

  • Bullard (U.S.)

  • Delta Plus Group (France)

  • Supermax Corporation Berhad (Malaysia)

  • MSA Safety (U.S.)

  • Honeywell International, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. (U.S.)

  • Uvex Group (Germany)

  • COFRA S.r.l. (Italy)

  • Lakeland Inc. (U.S.)

Key Industry Development

April 2021 – Cummins Inc. and DuPont collaborated to address N95 respirator mask shortages during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Their NanoNet and NanoForce Media technology, incorporating DuPont's Hybrid Membrane Technology (HMT), safeguards heavy-duty diesel engines and also enhances N95 masks, aiding healthcare professionals in combating the spread of COVID-19.

Further Report Findings:

  • North America held the key personal protective equipment (PPE) market share as a result of heightened government expenditure in the healthcare sector. The increased allocation of resources to healthcare infrastructure is expected to drive demand for these products, fueling market growth in the region.

  • The European market is experiencing growth due to strict government regulations, notably the EU Directive 2016/425 on PPE. These regulations establish rigorous quality standards for safety equipment in the European market, creating a conducive environment for the personal protective equipment industry to flourish.

Table of Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



Value (USD Billion)

Growth Rate

CAGR of 4.8% from 2023 to 2030



By Product

  • Hand Protection

  • Eye & Face Protection

    • Safety Spectacles

    • Safety Goggles

    • Welding Shields

    • Face Shields

    • Head Gear

  • Hearing Protection

    • Ear Plugs

    • Cap Mounted Earmuffs

    • Hearing Bands

  • Protective Clothing

    • Chemical Defending Garment

    • Flame-Retardant Apparel

    • High Visibility Clothing

    • Others

  • Respiratory Protection

    • Air Purifying Respirators (APR)

    • Supplied Air Respirators

  • Protective Footwear

  • Fall Protection

    • Soft Goods

    • Hard Goods

    • Full Body Harness

    • Rescue Kits

    • Body Belts

  • Head Protection

  • Others

By End-use Industry

  • Manufacturing

  • Construction

  • Automotive

  • Oil & Gas

  • Healthcare

  • Food

  • Chemical

  • Transportation

  • Others

By Region

  • North America (By Product, End-use Industry, Country)

    • U.S. (By End-use Industry)

    • Canada (By End-use Industry)

  • Europe (By Product, End-use Industry, Country)

    • Germany (By End-use Industry)

    • U.K. (By End-use Industry)

    • France (By End-use Industry)

    • Italy (By End-use Industry)

    • Spain (By End-use Industry)

    • Belgium (By End-use Industry)

    • Rest of Europe (By End-use Industry)

  • Asia Pacific (By Product, End-use Industry, Country)

    • China (By End-use Industry)

    • Japan (By End-use Industry)

    • India (By End-use Industry)

    • South Korea (By End-use Industry)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By End-use Industry)

  • Latin America (By Product, End-use Industry, Country)

    • Brazil (By End-use Industry)

    • Mexico (By End-use Industry)

    • Argentina (By End-use Industry)

    • Rest of Latin America (By End-use Industry)

  • Middle East & Africa (By Product, End-use Industry, Country)

    • South Africa (By End-use Industry)

    • Saudi Arabia (By End-use Industry)

    • UAE (By End-use Industry)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa (By End-use Industry)

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